Category Archives: Captain Joe’s
Reminder: Monarch Milkweed and Aster Seed Pickup and Information Day is Next Sunday, May 18th, from 9:30 to Noon
Our Milkweed and New England Aster seed pickup day is next Sunday from 9:30 to noon at Captain Joe and Sons. Captain Joe’s is located at 95 East Main Street and you can find directions posted on their website here. Thank you so much to Joey for offering to host the event at the dock. See You There!
Thanks John Todd for forwarding this video
The order for milkweed seeds and asters in being placed on Monday so please get your orders in before then. Thank you!
Thank you so very much to everyone participating in the Cape Ann Milkweed Project! Lots more good information to come!
Please note that the milkweed seeds are available in two different species and two different quantities. Please place your order amounts in the comment section of this post as follows:
Your Name, Your Email Address (optional), and Seed Type and Quantity.
Pippi Longstocking, email@example.com
1 Packet Common Milkweed 3.50
1 oz. Marsh Milkweed 15.00
2 Packets Pink New England Aster @ 3.50 ea. = 7.00
My order total: $25.50
We are not collecting money ahead of time for the seeds. The orders are placed entirely by the honor system. Last year we did not have a single stiff and I will accept cash or check at the time of pick up. Seed pick up and information day will be Sunday, May 18th, from 9:30 to noon, at Captain Joe and Sons.
The packets of milkweed seeds (200-300 seeds) are perfect for a relatively smallish patch.
The larger ounce quantity is ideal for planting larger areas. On average, plan on 50 seeds per square foot. If your patch is 10 feet x 10 feet, that equals 100 square feet, and would require approximately 5,000 seeds.
Additionally, we are also offering pink and purple New England Aster seeds. I’ve never grown New England asters from seed, but have read that they are relatively easy to start (although slow to germinate). New England Asters make a beautiful border and will not only offer sustenance to southward migrating Monarchs, but in late summer also provide nectar for myriad species of bees and butterflies.
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Seed Packet (300 seeds) 3.50
1 ounce (4900 seeds) 12.00
Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Seed packet (200 seeds) 3.50
1 oz. (5,200 seeds) 15.00
Pink New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae variation)
Seed Packet (1000 seeds) 3.50
Purple New England Aster (Aster novae angliae)
Seed Packet (1750seeds) 3.50
* * *
Why is it so important to plant milkweed for the Monarchs? Milkweed is the only food plant of the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar. The Monarch Butterfly migration is in serious peril due to loss of habitat in the United States by the use of Monsanto’s genetically modified Roundup Ready corn, soybean, and sorghum crops. Global climate change is also a factor in the diminishing migration. We can all help mitigate some of the destruction by planting milkweed and nectar-rich wildflowers.
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the milkweed we see most typically growing in our dunes, meadows, roadsides, and fields. It grows quickly and spreads vigorously by underground runners. This is a great plant if you have an area of your garden that you want to devote entirely to milkweed. It prefers full sun, will tolerate some shade, and will grow in nearly any type of soil. The flowers are dusty mauve pink and have a wonderful honey-hay sweet scent.
Marsh Milkweed (Aclepias incarnata) is more commonly found in marshy areas, but grows beautifully in gardens. It does not care for dry conditions. These plants are very well-behaved and are more clump forming, rather than spreading by underground roots. The flowers are typically a brighter pink than Common Milkweed.
New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) is a hardy late summer blooming perennial that grows approximately 36 inches to 60 inches. New England asters prefer wet to medium soil, grow well in full sun, and will tolerate part shade.
The Lobster Pool Restaurant opens tonight and will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the month of April. For more information call 978-546-7808 or visit their website at Lobster Pool Restaurant. The Lobster Pool is BYOB and the menu is also available for take out.
Gloucester Fisherman Chief Fulford Attacked By 25 Pound Lobster
Can You Only Imagine If This Allston Couple Ran Into This Monster In A Dark Alley? Guy would need therapy for years-
By adamg – 2/23/14 – 5:14 pm
For the next few days while in Mexico I thought I’d repost several of the short videos that I made for our community this past year. First up is the Beautiful Blue Lobster, featuring Joey, and filmed at Captain Joe and Sons, with a trio of Pete Seeger songs.
This is a picture of my dad Pete Mondello in 1973 loading up his traps.
and here is a little more recent photo from Ron Gilson-
Click the picture for a slideshow of pictures with Pete over the years-
Clouds just cranking by to the right and cars zipping by to the left.
and here’s one from a similar view- shot composed by Eloise and Madeline-
Although it was a great surprise birthday mug up for Joey, he still ended up having to shovel fish before he could join in the fun.
Dave Jewell lands a blue lobster, Joey drives the forklift, and shows us how to tell the difference between a male and female lobster–set to a trio of Bruce Springsteen songs from the Seeger Sessions–just another day at Captain Joe and Sons!
In order of appearance ~
Captain Dave Jewell
For information about the Lady J fishing charters visit their website at Lady J Fishing Charters.
~ Songs ~
Pay Me My Money Down
Working On A Dream
Bring your kids, bring your family members and/or friends to take pictures with the blue lobster that Dave Jewell landed this week.
— Joey_C (@Joey_C) October 16, 2013
Enjoy Your Coffee This Morning Knowing Someone Somewhere Had It Way Shittier Than You.
A Fork Falls Off The Forktruck Sending Herring Across The Floor